Worlds Apart Set to Screen in San Luis Obispo

worlds Apart screening at San Luis Obispo

Cogswell College is pleased to announce that Worlds Apart, an animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, is an Official Selection of the 18th Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The festival takes place from March 7 to 11, 2012.

Worlds Apart will screen on Friday, March 9, at the Downtown Cinemas at 2:00PM and again at 9:00PM at the Palm Theater.

As a premiere 5-day annual event, the SLOIFF showcases contemporary and classic film screenings in a wide variety of venues, from the city's classic art deco Fremont Theatre, to the popular independent Palm Theatre, with a variety of unexpected venues from the wine country of Paso Robles to the seaside towns of Avila Beach and Pismo Beach.

Variety is the spice of life, and the SLOIFF is proud to embrace that philosophy in its programming. From cutting edge documentaries to tried and true cinema classics, the SLOIFF celebrates film on the 'big screen' by offering something for everyone. Experience HOLLYWOOD & VINES EVENTS that pair excellent local wines with film classics. Or the RED CARPET EVENTS, where we welcome celebrities from Hollywood filmmakers to action sports legends.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class at Cogswell College that is run like a professional animation production studio using teams of skilled artists and sound designers. Students worked tirelessly for three semesters to produce a studio-quality short film. During production they are supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

"The hours are grueling, aesthetics standards are very demanding and we treat the artists like professionals and not students," said Michael Huber, Director of the Project X course. "This total immersion creates an environment conducive to quality, camaraderie and the highest production value. We believe it's the best way to learn."

LINKS:
San Luis Obispo Film Festival - http://slofilmfest.org/

January 18, 2012